Iphone Mania

Posted by StephanieKopf on March 9th, 2012

There are people out there who wax lyrical about iphones, and if you look at statistics about  the iphone, you will see there are a lot of them.

It’s understandable, of course. But what’s also impressive is the sheer amount of marketing force behind Apple and behind this particular device. And it’s power. Because of course the iphone is technologically mind-blowing and no one doubts just how great and convenient it is. But if it weren’t marketed so successfully, or didn’t have the already proven success of Apple behind it, it might have gone unnoticed by a lot of people. After all , not everything screams for attention on its own, sometimes you have to draw attention to it.

I’m starting to surrender, I think. I do not yet own an iphone, nor did I intend to in recent years. But the pull is strong. It’s like a wave that is about to break and I know that I will most likely end up being swept away by it. It’s just a feeling.

Not to mention, I am seeing a lot of friends with their iphones, so that brands itself the edges of my brain. I mean, you can’t not notice when your friend stops going on line on her laptop, because she “just can’t”. Instead her gaze is permanently glued to the sleek, flat device in her hand, her fingers always gliding over it. I’ve forgotten what color her eyes are, come to think of it.

There is something about the sleekness and the flatness of iphones that just makes me weak in the knees. I think it’s just an instinctive love of anything that can fit in to a small purse and is easy to take with you wherever you go. And it just looks good. It looks elegant. It says something about me if I have it in my hand. It says, you know what is appreciated, what is a top-quality product, what is popular. But you’re not just following mass hysteria, you have made a choice for something that has truly been approved and is guaranteed to make your life more organized. And with that you imply that you have a full schedule, but you’re put together because you’re adding touches to make sure everything runs smoothly.

I’m not sure how I feel about being accessible and reachable anywhere at any time, but that can just depend on me. I don’t have to answer every single message, call or email that I get, right? But if my iphone is suddenly broken or doesn’t work, I would probably be extremely frustrated. I freak out when my laptop crashes or if I’m somewhere where I have no opportunity of going online. So I would probably feel the same if the device in my pocket which is supposed to ensure I can go online anywhere at any time suddenly doesn’t allow me to do that.

Anyway, statistics about Apple and the iphone speak for themselves.

In any case, the iphone isn’t going anywhere and it looks like I’m going to be going with it. But I will still be looking up AND I will not become an iphone addict. That’s another thing that has become very familiar in our day in time. Wouldn’t want to overdo it, as excited as I am about Apple and all that it’s doing.

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